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  1. such great advice!! I can’t imagine how govt writing and creativing could be easy. No way!!
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    • cindy on April 8, 2015 at 1:37 AM

    It’s hard to think of setting as a character, but it can really make a story!
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    1. Very true!

    • Tasha on April 8, 2015 at 5:24 AM

    Never thought of a setting in terms of government before, but it makes perfect sense. It’s little details like those you mentioned at the end that can enrich an environment.
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  2. Excellent advice. I don’t often think about the government unless the government is a major part of the story.
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    1. Indeed, these suggestions only come into play if they are important to the plot and main characters. Sometimes it can help flesh those things out during the planning stage.

  3. Colonialization definitely has massive implications in any written work. I agree, it’s incredibly important to make readers aware of any such history.
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    1. Very true! Thanks for stopping in. Scrabble is fun.

  4. Governments get really interesting when they are on the wane and trying to hold onto past glories, that’s when history can reveal more than the present – nice post.
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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hilary on April 8, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Hi J – interesting and if you were trying to find some ancient facts … the landscape, or ancient buildings or plants etc could hold a key … so much imagination needed – along the practical things like government, as well as snippets of history perhaps .. cheers Hilary
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    1. Right you are, Hilary!

    • Cait on April 8, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    It’s amazing how much depth and reality considering things like that can bring to a story. I’m reading a book at the moment which is set in a fantasy world but it all feels really flat because it’s lacking in that extra information about the place.
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    1. Maybe you should refer the author to my blog. 😉
      Honestly, I’d really love for my fellow writers to succeed. I wouldn’t have written this reference guide otherwise.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. My current books are zombie novels. The government before the zombie apocalypse was our current government – in tact. After the apocalypse, the government is still there, but barely.
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    1. That sounds interesting!

  6. Yes, knowing who has the power in your story is key, even if it’s only the parents and the MC is 10. Huge implications about what he wants or needs and can’t have.

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    1. Indeed.
      I haven’t heard of that game before. I just checked on Amazon, but I’m not sure which it is. I’d like to check it out. Sounds fun!

  7. Interesting post, J. Some of this, I have, but much of it I hadn’t given a thought to. I just bought your book on Amazon. 🙂
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    1. Fantastic! Thanks so much. I really hope it helps you out.

    • Emma on April 27, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Love your tips. Thanks for following my blog.

    1. I’m glad to help.

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